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Acousto-Optic Bragg Diffraction In Proton Exchanged Waveguides
Author(s): Richard L. Davis
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Paper Abstract

The guided wave acousto-optic Bragg interaction has been investigated in proton exchanged waveguides on X and Y-cut lithium niobate. 220 MHz Z-propagating surface acoustic waves were used to probe the piezoelectric, electro-optic, and acousto-optic properties of the proton exchanged waveguides. We have found that the electromechanical coupling coefficient is reduced significantly in these structures, as is the overall acousto-optic interaction efficiency. The reduced interaction efficiency is attributed to the lack of an electro-optic contribution resulting primarily from a reduced magnitude of the r33 electro-optic constant. We have also seen a very marked increase and strong temperature dependence in the surface acoustic wave attenuation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0517, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I, (29 January 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.945141
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Richard L. Davis, Northrop Research and Technology Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0517:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering I
Daniel B. Ostrowsky; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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